Manna Food Center’s singular mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, Maryland. Through food distribution, education, and advocacy, our work is focused on the more than 63,000 county residents who experience hunger and food insecurity.
Manna stands as the premier food bank of Montgomery County, providing services to 32,000 individuals each year and helping distribute rescued food to soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters county-wide. Nearly every social service organization in Montgomery County relies on Manna to provide food to their clients, and we are honored to play our part in the strong social safety net. Also, committed to sharing good food in welcoming spaces, Manna directly reaches into the community through a network of distribution sites in every quadrant of the county. Our community engagement activities allow for those who receive our services to participate in creating innovative, just strategies that will achieve our vision of Food for All.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Director of Development and Communications’ primary goal is to ensure we achieve our mission by building strong and sustainable funding relationships and developing greater awareness of our programs and services throughout Montgomery County. Reporting to and working in close collaboration with Manna’s CEO, leadership team, and Board Development committee, the Director will lead the strategy and implementation of a diverse and robust fundraising portfolio, including individual gifts, Board development, foundations, government grants, corporate partnerships, in-kind donations, and events. The Director also will oversee all of Manna’s external communications, including but not limited to, media relations, website development, direct mail, social media, newsletters, and print publications.
The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurially-minded leader with exceptional strategic thinking, relationship development, and communication skills. They will bring a proven record of successful experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications. They will be highly organized with strong attention to detail and demonstrate an ability to thrive in a highly dynamic and fast-growing organization.